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“Could Skin Discoloration on My Temple Be from Minoxidil?”

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Name: Jon

Question: I’ve been using minoxidil for several months now. I noticed some skin discolorations on my temple. Looks like bald white patch. I can send you a photo thru email. It worries me. I wonder maybe it’s because of over application on thay certain spot? I’d love to hear from you. Thanks!

Minoxidil DropperAnswer: Hi, Jon. We have never come across an instance of skin discoloration from minoxidil use.

It sounds unlikely that minoxidil would be the cause, however, if you use a type of minoxidil that is formulated with Azelaic Acid, it is possible for this component to sometimes cause skin discoloration in dark-skinned, particularly black, people. We recommend you stop using it and see if the skin regains its usual pigmentation.

Are you a Belgravia client? If so your Treatment Advisor will be happy to help further. We cannot find anyone with your email address on our database so we’re assuming you may have purchased your treatment elsewhere. As such we recommend that in addition you get this checked out via your GP or dermatologist and contact your minoxidil provider so that they can give their input.

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